I've found that if you contact the video's creator they will usually allow download access for educational purposes.  I use Miro to download the videos to my machine.  Be advised that Miro, by default, wants to delete downloaded videos after 2 weeks.  You have to change this setting if you want to keep the content longer than 2 weeks.  This may be their version of a workaround the YouTube terms of service.


On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Bjorn Behrendt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I just bought a lightspeed server to do content filtering and antivirus.   They have a feature called  Educational Video Library which give teachers a safe way to give students access to youtube.


While not full proof I have also used google presentation to strip all the extra junk from youtube videos, so they are at least safe to show in a classroom.

Bjorn Behrendt
IT Coordinator
Mount St. Joseph
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(802) 775-0151

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM, David Webb <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hi Folks,

I remember a discussion on this list about whether schools should allow access to youtube. I have recently found an alternative which I hope might be helpful to others. I discovered as many of you may know that there is a Firefox extension that allows to download youtube videos as MP4's. I am asking people to download from home them we can work with it from there. Perhaps I can ask the school librarian to download videos on request and allow her work station access to youtube.


Drew Blanchard
Technology Teacher
Winooski City Schools
Normand St.
Winooski, VT 05404
(802) 655 - 3530 x6073